Use the Rational Choice Theory of Crime and Routine Activities Theory to explain the crimes Philip Markoff committed.
Length: 3-5 pages double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or similar font. Use any format you are familiar with (APA, ASA, MLA)
I have attached the links to the interviews, files, and questions that need to be answered.
Use the Rational Choice Theory of Crime and Routine Activities Theory to explain the crimes Philip Markoff committed. Length: 3-5 pages double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman or similar font. Use any
Theory of Crime and the “Craigslist Killer” Links: Markof f interview: https://www .youtube.com/watch?v=pfTMQpP3EgE Megan (fiancé): https://www .youtube.com/watch?v=EcgKJgGrcoA&t=1289s (listen to the youtube interviews of Markof f and his fiancé by Boston police and use them as resources to inform your answers) Questions: 1. Use the Rational Choice Theory of Crime and Routine Activities Theory to explain the crimes Philip Markof f committed. 2. Why did he tar get the victims he tar geted? What were his victim-selection criteria? Be sure to explain the compromised aspects and vulnerabilities of his victims. 3. Discuss the role of his finances and possible addictions as a potential motive. Was there an economic motive? A psychological motive? A psychological predisposition (af fect?)? A mix of the two? If so, explain. – Outline the “calculus” he may have used (the costs vs. benefits of his crimes). 4. Discuss his double life as a possible sexual deviant—was this overly pumped up by the media to sensationalize what might be a more straightforward motivation? Or is there a mixture of factors? 5. What may have been some of the calculations he may have made about his status (in terms of his “race”/ethnicity , class/professional standing) that convinced him he would not be considered a likely suspect. 6. What were some strategic errors and mistakes he made in committing his crimes? 7. How did the apparent resistance of Julissa Brisman possibly alter the dynamics of his interaction with her? 8. After killing Brisman, where did Markof f commit his next crime? Why might he have changed locations? (Locations: April 10 Westin Copley Place Hotel and April 14 Marriot Copley—Brisman Murder). Where did Markoff commit the third crime? Use google maps to determine the distance between crimes one, two, and three and write about why that might be. 9. What did the psychologist in the documentary say about Markof f possibly having conflicts between his public persona and his private behavior? What role may his apparent gambling addiction have played? 10. How did Markof f perish before his trial? Was anything ritualistic or psychologically notable about his prison cell after he died? 1 1. What are some of the limitations of the RCT of crime that cannot fully explain his crimes? Make sure to blend facts and theory into a seamless narrative but be sure to openly discuss the criminological theories of RA TIONAL CHOICE THEORY AND ROUTINE ACTIVITIES THEOR Y